Mr. Scancella has more than 42 years of engineering, construction, and materials experience involving the design and construction of highways, roadways, and bridges. He has assumed the role of Project Manager and Project Engineer for numerous roadway design projects, highlighted by his selection as Project Manager for the First Design-Build Project that was undertaken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). This first project is known as the “Hightstown Bypass”. Mr. Scancella’s expertise includes alternate project delivery systems and QA/QC. His dedication to this type of alternative delivery system had encouraged NJDOT to award additional projects using this delivery system. During the design and construction of the Hightstown Bypass, Mr. Scancella worked with the various divisions of NJDOT, including design, construction, and Right of Way, to train and teach them to understand and embrace the new concepts that come with design-build project delivery. He oversaw this project and was instrumental in helping to implement the design-build delivery system for other projects during his tenure with NJDOT.
After helping NJDOT start their Design-Build Program, Mr. Scancella left state employment for the consulting field. Mr. Scancella has been working as Project Manager and Program Director involved in design-build within the Transportation arena. It was then, when he leaf the state in 1999, that Mr. Scancella started his involvement with the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). In 2000 for a Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority (PTA) design-build project near Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Scancella developed the Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) Manual that is still used as an example by the PTA today.